Hello i just want to know if i could in any way install a graphics card in my mini tower or my hp(260-a010) desktop cause i cant find any ports in the computer that could be able to connect to a gpu. Also i just got in to gaming, my friends told me this model was a good pc to start off with light gaming and i what to push in to another games but the stock gpu is holding me back plz i need anyones help.Read other answers
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
I opened up my case but there doesnt seem to be a place to install a new GPU. I have integrated graphics, but they're not exactly great. Was wondering if I'm just missing something or if I truly just can't upgrade.
Hi: I agree with you. I took a look at the motherboard illustration, and I do not see any kind of expansion slots available for add on graphics, or any other PCIe card. The only upgrades that can be done appear to be to increase the memory if you don't already have 2 x 8 GB installed.Read other 1 answers
HELP! I am attempting to upgrade my graphics card to my HP Desktop P7-1280t CTO but I am not having any success in getting the CPU to boot and recognize the hardware. Is there an option in BIOS settings I need to change to get my system to boot with the new hardware? I have attempted to install the three following, the first two of which were listed on HP's list of configurable options for my specific system when I purchased it in 2012: 1. Radeon HD 7570 (2 GB) - Won't boot to initial HP blue splash/setup screen - screen goes to sleep due to no available source2. Radeon HD 7450 (1 GB) (got the HP-specific version!) - Won't boot to initial HP blue splash/setup screen - screen goes to sleep due to no available source3. GeForce GT 730, (2GB) GDDR5 - Boots to initial HP blue splash/set-up screen and stops - does not respond to any other options from this point. All drivers are current and HP has not released any updates to the BIOS since 2012. System information: Microsoft Windows 10 Home - Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586x64-based PCIntel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHzBIOS Version/Date AMI 7.16, 10/5/2011SMBIOS Version 2.6Embedded Controller Version 255.255BIOS Mode LegacyB... Read moreRead other answers
The HP website claims the 510-a010 has 5.1 channel audio. I have a logitech z506 system properly connected to the 3 jacks in the rear panel. All I can get is stereo. I think I need to reconfigure the back panel jacks but do not know how. Have tried several drivers - current version is 18.104.22.16873, but all drivers on HP site have same issue. Any ideas? Thanks The following text is from the HP spec page for this model. Audio Codec: ALC3863-CGHigh Definition (Azalia) 5.1 channel audio supportAudio jack presence detectionRead other answers
I've completed a new custom build, but have had problems with BSOD from the beginning with any installation of Intel Graphics drivers or the installation of any graphics card.
When I first completed the build, the XFX-7950 Black was installed. I booted to BIOS without issue, but when I inserted the Windows 7 (64 bit) it would boot through the windows logo screen but immediately BSOD right after going to the first install screen.
I removed the graphics card, and was able to complete the full Windows install without issue. I updated Windows and the drivers on the system but as soon as I installed the Intel 3000 Graphics driver, it would BSOD on every restart. I recovered back prior to the Graphics driver install and installed all other drivers. I updated the BIOS to the latest version.
I have reattempted the XFX 7950 multiple times in different slots, but with the same results. I also attempted my Radeon HD 4550 from my old computer but it gave the same results. It always boots through the Windows logo screen, but BSOD within a few seconds of reaching the password screen.
I broke down and installed Driver Whiz, which did detect multiple outdated drivers that I had not caught, but none of these fix the issues.
I've attached the requested zip. I don't think all BSOD's are showing up, as I've had to use recovery points after installed drivers didn't work. The last .dmp on 19 JUL was a Intel Graphics driver install attempt that I pulled off in safe mod... Read more
I recommend for future reference never to use driver discovery software like Driver Whiz. They have a propensity to install erroneous, buggy and/or outdated drivers. Finding drivers for your hardware should always be done manually.
Anyways, while I don't see any specific pattern for the crashes, I do see at least some of them are during disk I/O. That's when I immediately got suspicious of your Crucial SSD. If you have not already, the very first thing you should do when installing an SSD into a PC is to update your SSD's firmware, followed by your BIOS and any chipset/disk controller drivers. This is necessary as initial SSD firmware often has a habit of causing issues, which frequently is resolved when updating it.
If that all doesn't work, then it's time for some other hardware tests. Start with 7 passes of Memtest86+, followed by Torture Test on Blend for 9+ hours with Prime95. If those don't turn up anything, then replace either your motherboard (most likely culprit) or your SSD drive.
My graphics display suddenly stopped for my computer. My PC is not even recognising my monitor, I tested my monitor with some other PC's and it is working properly. I though graphics card not working.??
But since my existing graphics card is gone and there is no on board graphics card on my PC I am not able to uninstall existing graphics card and install new one.
Could some one please suggest me what to do in this situation to see some thing in monitor so that in can start doing Uninstall/Installtions.?
Thank you very much for your replies in advance. I really apprecite it.
You could always stick the new one in and boot up in safe mode. Then proceed to uninstall all the remnant drivers. That *shouldn't* cause any problems, but it may be choppy when you boot up.(I've had this happen before, swapping a Riva TNT2 for a GF6600).
I recently purchased an Acer Veriton (M498G) desktop which has an i5-650 processor, Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) and Intel HD Graphics listed as the video card. I also purchased a PNY nVIDIA Quadro FX 380 PCI-E card for improved picture editing and home video viewing and editing. I have already replaced the original 300 wattt power supply to a 430 watt Antec Truepower I had on hand and boosted the RAM to 8 gigs from the original 4.
Question 1) Am I getting any improvement in visual quality or system speed with the Quadro or is it a waste of money and I should just save up to buy a bigger video card? This card was on sale for $115.
If I am getting improvement then I need to ask another question.
Question 2) Instructions for the Quadro installation are as follows...
1--Uninstall the existing VGA driver.
-Remove the existing Display Driver via "Add or Remove Porgrams".
-Shut down your computer.
2--Remove your Existing Graphics Board (or Disable Integrated 3D Graphics Controller).
skipping instructions on how to remove existing graphics board
-Systems with integrated (also know as on-board) 3D graphics may require you to disable the integrated 3D graphics system. Consult the owners or vendor manual that came with your PC on how to properly do this.
So how do I disable the onboard? just uninstall the driver? The only driver I can find on the uninstall menu is "Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver" does this sound correct? I did find the option in BIOS and ... Read more
It's likely to be an improvement, but check it and see.
Onboard graphics are disabled in the BIOS (Try looking under "Integrated Peripherals" or something similar.
You probably don't need to do this, but it's nice to know how.
I use Bumptop, at 1920x1080, and every day for the past 2 or 3 years I've been using it, everything is fine. GPU works at about 20% From a gadget monitor. Today I woke up to a very slow, skipping seconds on you tube, slow computer. Looking around my graphics card is 100%.
Looked through task manager, nothing out of the ordinary. I closed Bumptop and my GPU goes to 0% and everything is ok again. This doesn't make sense. I use this every day fr years straight and now my GPU is going nuts just trying to run it.
I'm looking for idea's on what it could possibly be that is making it run at 100% all the sudden. I know it's bumptop but why out of no where when not a thing has changed?
Graphics card - Radeon HD 6990
Computer, 6 cores 3Ghz.
RAM- 8 Gigs
my guess is something else has changed and causing it to use 100 percent of the gpu.
you could try removing it and reinstalling it.
also if there was a recent video card driver update that could be triggering it
Hi, I hope I didn't screw up by putting a thread in the wrong place on my first post.
Anyhow, I'm looking for a new graphics card to replace my old nvidia 9600 GS.
HP Pavillion m9500z
Monitor: HP w2338h
OS: Windows 7 64 bit, home premium. (Build 7600)
Processor: AMD II X4 920
Main board: MSI: MS-7548 (PCI-Express)
If you need any more info, just ask
Games I play daily: Team fortress 2 / other games running on Source.
I've been looking at XFX Radeon 4890 1GB, or XFX Radeon 5770, but I don't know which one will actually be better than my current card. My budget is under $220, thanks in advance!
I would tend toward a 5770 or a 5850. Both are good, and under the budget- performance is not far off on each.
With a limited budget in mind. No gaming.
With many of the retail stores offering brand name desktop computers for good prices I notice that none have a dedicated graphics card - all are integrated.
Is a dedicated graphics card needed and why or why not?
This one is $445.00 at St*ples.
HP Pavilion p6610f Desktop PC AMD Athlon? II 635 Quad-Core Processor (2.9GHz)
4GB installed memory
750GB hard drive
If the intended use is just for surfing the web, email, word processing, etc... then a computer with built-in video is all that is needed. If you think you may want to do gaming in the future you could add a dedicated graphics card then, provided the rest of the computer is up to it. If you check the mfr specs you'll see that there are PCIE slots available for a dedicated graphics card to be added.Read other 5 answers
Some time ago I purchased a Asus Nvidia GeForce GT 630 Graphics Card and immediately after installing it I encountered BSOD issues. I tried the numerous guides on how to potentially sort this online (uninstalling and reinstalling Nvidia programs/drivers in certain orders) but never fixed the problem. Sadly I lost the box and receipt, so it's now a paperweight.
Now, I decided to cut my losses and try a completely different card in the hope that the problem would no longer happen. Not wanting to use Nvidia again I opted for the Sapphire Radeon R7 250.
All was well for the first day, however I then got a BSOD. Sadly this has now continued time after time.
I tried getting Display Driver Uninstaller and uninstalling all the drivers that it allowed me to. I am currently running the PC with no graphics card driver (as far as I can tell) and I just have the basic look to my Windows 7. I came home today and once again I have had a BSOD.
My reason for wanting a new graphics card is that I'm running a dual monitor setup, when I'm on the on-board graphics card with a single monitor there are no issues at all.
Any help is hugely appreciated, thank you in advance!
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I'm replacing my NVidia GTX750Ti card (it has a problem) with an NVidia GTX1050Ti. This is a Win10 x64 system.
I downloaded the latest drivers for the card. It used to be said that one should uninstall the old driver first then install card, boot up, and install new drivers. I don't know if this sequence is still needed.
If I don't uninstall the old drivers first - When I install the new graphics card and do the first boot up, it would be loading the old (incorrect) drivers. Is this a concern?
My computer also has on-board graphics (HD4000, I think) so I could boot to that first if I change the BIOS settings to use on-board first. But hen I don't think I can install NVidia drivers since the new card won't be active.
Not sure how to proceed. Thanks for you help.
What I would do is right click on the old video card in device manger, select uninstall and make sure the box to uninstall drivers is checked. Uninstall the card and the drivers in device manager, shut down the computer. When you shut down the computer, make sure to hold down the shift key when you click shut down so it does a complete shutdown and not a hybrid fast-startup shutdown. Install the new video card and boot up.Read other 1 answers
Hi all,for better graphical performance, i wanted to install a PCIe graphic card (Zotac geoforce GT610) to my ThinkCentre M90p Destktop. I tried to install drivers but failed, message was "No compatible hardware found".I supect, the graphic card is not compatible to my system. On Lenovo's homepage there is an Option Compatility Matrix https://support.lenovo.com/at/de/documents/um006391but I failed in opening the related .xlsx file ("too many different cell formats"). Is there any whitelist of compatible graphic cards in .xls format or .pdf ?? Any other ideas?? Plese help!My OS is Win7 Pro x64
Generally it will fail POST if the card is not compatible. Are you certain it is installed all the way into the slot? Perhaps reseat it.Read other 1 answers
Does the HP Pavilion 550-A14Ld Desktop have a replaceable graphics card? I keep on hearing it has an integrated graphics card, but the item I am shopping for is this model, and it has 4GB of dedicated graphics memory with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics and an AMD A8-6410 processor, 8GB Memory, and a 1TB HDD with Windows 8.1. So, is this model with the specifications I listed able to have its graphics card replaced?Read other answers
I recently received a new Gateway SX2380 SFF (small form factor) desktop unit. I use two monitors VGA for the extended desktop and I have contacted Gateway and others, including graphic card vendors and manufacturers to find out if there is a small form factor video card that has two VGA ports. Gateway could not or would not help and I have gotten nothing of use from other sources.
Please help and thank you.
What type of card?
Have you checked newegg or the site of your choice?
Having said that, you likely won't find anything, not new anyway. All new cards have had at least one DVI or HDMI port for ages now. Check out your local PC shops for used hardware (or ebay).
Hey guys I have this HP desktop tower http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c03359137 and was looking into upgrading it's graphics card to something likehttps://www.mwave.com.au/product/msi-geforce-gtx-1060-gaming-x-6gb-video-card-ab84670#detailTabs=tab... i'd probably need to buy a power supply also with ithttps://www.mwave.com.au/product/thermaltake-tr2-s-trs550ah2nk-550w-80plus-atx-power-supply-ab80326 could you guys advise me if this would work, or what other options would be better in getting a newer graphics card put into my HP desktop and how i would go about upgrading my current desktops graphics card and what is compatible with it in terms of like BIOS or Motherboard, I'm kinda not so tech savvy in this area, thanks for your time.Read other answers
I am planning to go for a PCI Express graphics card for desktop (Core i7 6th gen) and I would prefer either Nvidia or ATI. Purely for gaming purpose. I play a lot of games with high fps, like, Need For Speed, FIFA, and first person shooters.Budget: within 10000/- INR.Please suggest one for me.Read other answers
So I am deciding to upgrade my video card to a GTX 960 from a GTX 645. My question is if I can upgrade in the first place (I am not the most ideal for these kind of situations). The exact specs of my computer is listed here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04337197 . The exact information of my video card is shown here: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-960/specifications . Please help I am dying for a responseRead other answers
Hey I am completely new to these forums and completely new to windows vista. I am running my computer by using a 37" LCD TV as a computer screen and have been having some display problems with my graphics card displaying my desktop on it. When I first ran my computer I noticed that the desktop didn't completely fit the dimensions of the TV leaving about an in of black space around the perimeter of the TV. I soon fixed this problem by going to NVIDIA Control Panel -> Resize HDTV Desktop and selecting "do not resize my desktop". This at first seemed solved the problem. However I soon realized that every time I turned off the computer the screen would resize. Now how do I set it so my computer automatically does not resize my desktop on boot it is a real pain having to open and change that menu setting every time I start my computer.
what type of graphics card are you using and secondly what type of tv are you using and how are you connecting them. ie d-sub, DVI, HDMI?Read other 3 answers
The display coming from my HP ENVY Desktop 750-114 is terrible. Colors are flat and washed out looking. I'm using an HP V242h monitor. I hooked the monitor up to a different computer and it does fine, colors look bright and not washed out, so my conclusion is it must be the graphics card in the HP ENVY. My question: we feel fairly confident we can change out the card, if we know which one is best to get. We have a 9 year old who is into gaming (though being so young, he's not a big time gamer -- YET). What card can we get that will make his gaming experience better, and my our pictures, etc. better? Thanks in advance!Read other answers
I currently have a desktop computer that I bought from Best Buy a few years ago. I'll write in this post of my desktop's specifications, but more information of specifications and details on the computer can be found here: http://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c04119478
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50 GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.5 GHz
Memory: 12,228MB RAM (12 GB) DDR3
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645 with 2GB GDDR5 dedicated memory
Hard drive: 2TB Hard drive, 128GB SSD
Power Supply: 600W (100V-240V)
As of now, I would like to upgrade my computer: mainly the graphics card since the NVIDIA GeForce 645 doesn't seem to be "good" enough for me. I can run most games just fine, but some games such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Rise of the Tomb Raider seem to be struggling in the FPS section, so I would like to ask you which graphics card should I upgrade to.
I understand that upgrading the graphics card might not be the only thing I need to upgrade. That is why I'm here asking for help from people with much more experience than I have! If there is any more information you need, please ask.
I've looked online for graphics cards, but there is way too many to choose from and I don't even know which one would be best fitting for my desktop. Keep in mind that I have zero experience with building computers and computer parts in general. I don't really want anything too expensive, but somethin... Read more
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ok, so a few weeks ago, i had 1 or 2 bsods, can't remember exactly, but basically in another thread, i was told if it doesnt happen often, dont worry about it/if it happens once, ignore it.
after that i installed a new cpu, amd FX-8350. i think i only had one bsod after that new cpu, and that was with my old graphics card, right before i went to install the new graphics card.
i installed the new card, booted up, installed the latest driver from amd's website, rebooted, that's when the first BSOD happened on the new card. after that, the card and computer have run fine for the past 2 days. up until just now, i just had 2 bsod's back to back. but now the computer seems to be running fine.
can someone help me figure out what it is. im willing to re-install the old graphics card if i have to, but i'd rather not install the old cpu as well. i need to figure this out soon so i can find out if i have to RMA this card with newegg or not.
Did you uninstall the old graphics card drivers, before installing the new ones ? Personally with a GPU and CPU change and a few bsod's I would opt for a fresh installation of Win but that's my personal opinionRead other 6 answers
Hi,I have just bought a HP 280 G2 MT Desktop having specs as-Core i3 6100,4GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro. I have also added 4gb of RAM. Now,is it possible ,in the future to upgrade the PSU and graphics card in the system? What would a decent PSU and Graphics upgrade for the said machine? Would I have to reinstall/clean install the OS? Please share your opinionsRead other answers
so today I took out my old GTX 520 and replaced it with my ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series, Everything works great, BUT when i try and right click on my desktop, it loads for about a minute then fails to do anything. If anyone could help me fix this that would be great, everything else works great but that.
Did you uninstall the GTX 520 video driver when you took it out ? If not then the right click Shell Extension for it might be the cause.
Also, look at this post:
Right Click Menu Lag on my pc
Hi guys, long time reader, first time poster
I have the ATI radeon HD 2400 pro Display adapter and its worked fine for a couple of years now. But lately I started using the extended desktop feature, my main moniter is hooked up with the standard blue cable, and the new moniter is hooked up with a DVI cable, you see, the new moniter is actually a large LCD that doubles as a moniter, I like using it for watching videos because it is bigger and better looking (I use windows media player for this and watch AVI's) But every so often both screens will go black and the last half second or so of audio will loop, when my computer does this it stops responding to ANYTHING and I have to cut the power. And to clear up a couple of common problems, no I do not mess with display settings while using the extended desktop or watching the videos, and yes I have a full suite of antivirus/spyware software
BTW these videos needed the FFD show Audio & Video decoders to run, so I installed them, This could be any number of problems, including a problem with WMP, but the reason I think its a graphics card issue is because ive never had any problems until I extended my desktop
I googled as many things as I can think of, but all the results are cluttered with people whining "How do I extend a desktop" so you guys are my last hope before I have to *gasp* contact ATI! and we all know that will get me nowhere
Thanks for your time
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I have an issue with my desktop PC and its graphics card. I noticed my games and 3D modelling programs were suddenly performing a lot more sluggishly than usual. I checked in the device manager and found my normal card which is a "Nvidia Ge Force GT 740" but there is another also displaying in the menu alongside it. The second is called "Microsoft basic display adapter" which I have never seen displayed in there before.
I tried to access the Nvidia control panel on my system to check the settings but it states the error message "you are not currently using a display attached to an Nvidia GPU". I have tried removing the Nvidia graphics card drivers in order to reinstall them but my PC instantly blue screens and crashes if I attempt this.
I am able to uninstall the Microsoft display adapter but it returns as soon as I reboot the PC.
Totally stuck so any help would be appreciated, thank you.
Sounds like the issue that is in Win 7.. One solution with that was,if memory serves me..was to stop windows updates and re-install the drivers for your 740 vid card. It seems that windows overrides Nvidia's drivers..
I havne't upgraded my PC in any way before, but I do a fair bit of gaming on it and I was wondering if it's possible to upgrade the standard Intel HD Intergrated graphics it comes with to something better. The specs are in this link, could you please let me know which graphics cards would be compatible with it (if any) and what else I would be required to get to enable it to work, e.g. maybe an upgraded power supply. Thanks!
Hi, As you can see, it does not have any slot for you to install a video card. It only uses Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Integrated graphics which is soldered to the motherboard as on the motherboard specs: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c03728581 Regards.Read other 1 answers
Shopping for a new card?
These days, there are so many graphics card models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop GPUs in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.
Currently covering 364 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare 18 different specifications for each and every card. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly, so do check back for the latest updates.
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I got this alienware corp desktop pc today when i turn her on everything kicks in fine but i get no video and no beeps at all . when i open her up i see it haves a Geforce 8500gt ddr2 512mg pcie now the fan on the Graphics Card is working so im a lil confused here i figure tha if it was the Graphics Card the one with the problem the fan would not be working ? But i never dealt with something like this before so thats why i come here for some help .
Thanks for any help in advanced
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Hi, I bought a graphics card a while ago to install in my PC, however it was many times larger than my old one and it took up a lot more space in the case (not that there was much space to begin with anyways). Because of this, my computer kept warming up way more than it used to, and by the time I had noticed this, it was too late for me to return it. So now I'm stuck with a graphics card sitting in my closet and I would like to put it to use. I was wondering if there was any way that I could connect it externally or if I would have to buy a whole new computer case and build a computer from scratch in order to use it. I appreciate you taking time out of your day to read this, and I patiently await a response.
Greetings, No. The graphics card is designed to connect to a PCIe x16 slot on the motherboard. Yes, you would have to purchase a new PC in which the card will fit or build a PC using a larger mid tower or full tower case.. Cheers!Read other 1 answers
I wish to upgrade my current graphics card (GeForce 310 512MB).
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.5 Ghz
6 GB DDR3 RAM (soon to be 8 GB)
EVGA 430w 80plus PSU
Can anyone give me suggestions relative to what the system can support. Thnx.
I have a 5 year old computer I want to put a graphics card in. I bought a Galaxy Geforce 430 graphics card and I tried to install it but with no success. I first uninstalled the previous video drivers, then disabled the onboard graphics chip. I restarted my computer and went into BIOS and set the "Init Display First" (or some thing like that) to detect PCI-E first. I turned off my computer and installed the new graphics card. I made sure it was seated properly and the video cables connected to the new graphics card. When I turned on my PC, it displayed NOTHING and it took a bit longer to boot into the page with BIOS and BOOT selection (What I mean is that when I turn on the PC, the fans would spin fast for about 10 seconds before booting anything). When I plugged the cable into my integrated graphics, it would display. I'm not sure what's wrong because the power does go to the graphics card since the fans on it spins. Can you guys help with my problem?
NVIDIA Geforce 6100/nForce 410 mobo
AMD 64 x2 Anthlon 4200+
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I have a AMD Athlon 64 2800+, 704MB RAM,1.80 GHz. The on board graphics is a S3 UniChrome 8x AGP Shared 3D Video,all on an ABIT KV80 800 Mhz Mainboard with SATA.I purchased a new graphics card (ATI Radeon 9550) and I need to know how to install it. Iam having problems disabling the on board graphics and i am also not sure if i have all of the right drivers.I installed the AGP driver from the disk that came with the motherboard and i also installed the drivers off the ATI RADEON disk.I uninstalled the S3 drivers and put the new card in,rebooted and my monitor just shows the test screen.please help..really want to play Quake 4!..thanx
Is it the post test you are talking about or a test for your game?
Cannot create Setup.exe
The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
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I am trying to install:
* Sapphire ATI Radeon 9600 Atlantis graphics card
If I just put the card in and change the monitor plug to the graphics card directly and then re-boot, the monitor just starts up completely scrambled.
I've gotten rid of current display drivers (windows runs with massive fonts and patchy graphics - i.e the default windows drivers). Still scrambled.
I've tried changing the bios to use AGP as the Primary Graphics Adapter. Still scrambled.
Does anyone know what I should do ?
I haven't seen anywhere that the card might be incompatible with my motherboard - Asrock K7S41. Might it be ?
Or should I presume there is a fault with the graphics card itself ?
Any help much appreciated.
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I just increased my RAM upto 5GB. It was 3GB before.
I have a 64bit Windows 7 OS. I wish to install a graphics card. How much capacity should i buy?
Ps: To clarify, I want to use my PC for gaming. So should I buy a 1 GB card or more than that?
2GB would be better for a single monitor at 1080p or below. You may be held back by your CPU though, what card are you thinking of getting?Read other 3 answers
So i have a HP...pentium 4 ...with XP home edition....i have a ATI 9200se 128mb graphics card i want to install, everytime i put it in, i turn on the computer, the computer attempts to start...then restarts..and takes me to a screen that says "start windows in safe mode, normal mode etccc"...well if i put normal mode..it wont start...i tried going into the BIOS, and i changed it to read the graphics card thats on the PCI slot, and not on the mother board, but that dosent work either...anyone have any tips?...thanks
Start up your pc with the old graphics card.
uninstall the graphics card drivers.
go to the display settings & make sure they are on 540 x 480 and 16 colours.
turn off pc
install new card
boot up pc
load new drivers.
I have another nooby question today. I have a new graphics card that I wish to install, an XFX HD 4850.
I currently have an onboard/ integrated graphics chip from 2006, an ATi Xpress 200, which is awful and thats why I'm replacing it with a better card. I have Windows XP Home SP3.
Here's my plan:
1. Uninstall all of the software for my current card, including the drivers. (What will happen when the drivers are gone, will the screen go blank? Or will it start looking all basic-y with a Windows Classic style interface at a low resolution?)
2. Turn the PC off and place the new card in the PCIe slot, connect the card to the 6-pin power connector.
3. Boot the computer up normally but with the monitor connected to the new card, if I get no picture, then I'll go into the BIOS and disable the old card. If I do get a picture I'll assume the BIOS has done it automatically.
4. And fainlly install the drivers and software for the new card.
Is that a suitable plan of action? Or is there a better way to do it? Should I do any of this in safe-mode? Its the first time I have installed a graphics card and I want to make sure I'm doing it right.
And I want to make sure that I have a failsafe for if this new card doesn't work, so I have a copy of the drivers for the old onboard card on a memory stick.
Actually, you can probably simplify the process to installing the card (including power connections) connecting the monitor to the new card, booting up, and then loading the drivers. Most BIOS will automatically disable the onboard video if you have a card installed, though there are some oddball BIOS that make you set an option or two to get it all working. But that's fairly unusual. In any event, the required BIOS settings should be covered in your system's documentation.
You don't need to and don't want to uninstall the drivers for the onboard video; it's going to be disabled, so the drivers won't load anyway, and if you have some problem with the new video card, you can run off the onboard video without reinstalling drivers until you get the issue resolved.
I've recently purchased a Nvida 6600GT graphics card. I've uninstalled the old drivers and slotted my new card into place, and installed new drivers. However I get the following message when I turn my pc on:
it came with some cables but I havent plugged them in as there werent any attached to the previous ones. With the pics can someone tell me where I need to plug stuff in!?
I also have some ram I need to install. Is that just a case of plugging it into the slots?
thanks in advance for any help
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Hi,I have recently purchased the above desktop tower,I wish to know if it's possible to install an after market graphics card to the motherboard.If it is, I would welcome compatible suggestions.
Hi, Your machine has 180W PSU. Please check the following discussions https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/upgrade-video-card-for-a-Pavili... Regards.Read other 1 answers
I got a Geforce fx 5700 le graphics card and am trying to install it on my computer, it is a 1.3 gig amd processpor and the mother board is a socket A 610LR i got windows xp running and i uninstalled the sis graphics adapter that came from the onboard then put the video card in, when i restart with the monitor in the card the screen is really fuzzy, i tried to install the graphics from the cd and that doesnt work when i try to install the driver from the cd it the screen freezes at the very end goes to some wierd black and colored screen and i am forced to shut down. I tried downloading the new drivers and when i try using them it says there are not for the right graphics card. please help
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I have just been given a custom built pc and i'm not sure what everything is inside but from what i can see
Motherboard is a Gigabyte MA770T - UD3
Graphics card is a NIVIDA GeForce 8800 GTS
I can't read anything else for now.
I don't know what it is but when i was given this pc it was working fine with Win8, then something happened and suddenly i had lines and stripes in the background. Seeing as it was a new formatted pc i tried to reinstall win8 from the disk but the disk has a problem and won't install. Friends have advised me to go with Windows 7 as they have done so i bought both Windows 7 Prof including service pack 1 32bit and 64bit.
Disk in pc, start pc, press any key.
Accept terms, click ok.
Enter language details, click ok
Runs through set up, expands files and reboots all the way to the last part ' completing installation ' and then i get a black screen and nothing more, even when i left it for over 2 hours to see if it just needed time.
I understand it could be a ram issue so i now have only one board in at 4gig, but i get the same results, so i tried to take out the graphics card but my monitor connects using the graphics card port so i can't do it.
Is there someone who can guide me through this nightmare, i just want a machine that works.
Thanks for your time,
Yes it could be the video card. The lines that were showing in Win8 could of been an indication of such. Do you have another card you can try?Read other 3 answers
hi am looking to upgrade the pc but i know that i can use these 3 graphics card but there must be more than 3 NVIDIA GeForce 705 1GB DDR3 FH GFX 30W (optional)AMD Radeon HD 8350 1GB FH PCIe GFX (Optional and Selected Countries Only)AMD Radeon HD 8470 2GB FH PCIe GFX (Optional and Selected Countries Only) anymore i can useRead other answers